All Things Considered for August 4, 2012 Hear the All Things Considered program for August 4, 2012

All Things Considered

Members of the Dolan family walk home with bags of food from the Southern Tier Mobile Food Pantry in Oswego, N.Y., in June. Food banks across the nation are reporting giant spikes in demand. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

How America's Losing The War On Poverty

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/158141728/158140288" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Gold medalist Ryan Lochte swims in Speedo's Fastskin3 system, which incorporates two caps and custom-fitted goggles. Courtesy Speedo hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy Speedo

That's No Swimsuit, That's A Racing System

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/157826410/158140300" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Orthodox Jews celebrate Siyum HaShas by dancing and singing at MetLife stadium in New Jersey on Wednesday. Mel Evans/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Mel Evans/AP

Jewish 'Super Bowl' Praises Years Of Talmudic Study

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/158122931/158140301" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Sens. Thomas Eagleton (left) and George McGovern celebrate their candidacy for vice president and president, respectively, at the Democratic National Convention in 1972. AP hide caption

toggle caption
AP

The Thomas Eagleton Affair Haunts Candidates Today

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/157670201/158140302" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Reggae superstar Jimmy Cliff says the title of his new album, Rebirth, refers both to his own career and to humanity at large. Tom Sheehan/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
Tom Sheehan/Courtesy of the artist

Jimmy Cliff On Career 'Rebirth' And The Nature Of Success

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/158102277/158142078" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Searching for a song you heard between stories? We've retired music buttons on these pages. Learn more here.

All Things Considered